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post #1 of 136 Old 12-15-2010, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Share your underpriced riding horses!

Just curious to see how many people have ever bought an underpriced horse....I have a bay 7 yr old TB mare i free leased her for a while and then they offered her to me for 900 dollars this was a major underprice but i obviously bought her for that and she has pretty much taught me to ride she is so calm when i am riding.....
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post #2 of 136 Old 12-15-2010, 08:06 PM
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i got a black 17H registered QH for free. 12 yrs old.

Don't think they needed the money. must be nice
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post #3 of 136 Old 12-15-2010, 08:08 PM
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This is Lacey:

I was basically paid to take her (she came with 3 tons of hay, a saddle, and a blanket, all for free, she was free too) but she's basically the best horse ever! However, she's not so much "the best horse ever" for just anyone, but if you know how to ride and you figure out how to push her buttons, she's a relatively easy ride. She's basically bombproof and she's super brave, things that scare her get walked up to and sniffed. She's just great. But she was free!

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post #4 of 136 Old 12-15-2010, 08:09 PM
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This is my underpriced (and only) horse! I met a lady at a competitive trail ride who said "you would LOVE my mare, and she no longer has a rider! You have GOT to try her, I can tell by how you ride you'd love her!" I was thinking "yeah whatever, some lady needs her horse exercised"....well, she then mentioned a free lease so I gave her my contact information, tried the horse out twice, and fell in love. The woman was so happy with the match-up and so glad to know her horse would have a good home, that she offered her to me for nothing. Now she's my ONE DOLLAR horse! =) I couldn't be happier.
***Please don't judge either of us on the use of the running martingale in the photo, this was when I tried her out.

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post #5 of 136 Old 12-15-2010, 08:11 PM
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All of my horses were underpriced, I'd say.
Thunder was 300-400 I think.
Buttercup was 750.
Summer was 550.
Buddy was 40, he was the cheapest.
Shadow was 325.
Midnight was 900.
Star was 600.
Daisy was 300.
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post #6 of 136 Old 12-15-2010, 08:16 PM
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My gelding Cherokee was only 650 and I definitely think he was underpriced. He's the best horse I've had and I've had quite a few. He's brave and such a gentlemen. My mare Smokey was only 300 and I think she was underpriced as well. She was not started under saddle when I purchased her. She is a very sweet girl and I love her.
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post #7 of 136 Old 12-15-2010, 08:23 PM
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My mare was only 400 dollars as a weanling :) I was overjoyed to get her, and she is worth every penny and more :)

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post #8 of 136 Old 12-15-2010, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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hey wallaby i have a horse that sounds the exact same as lacey she is a great horse as long as the rider knows what they have to do with her!!!! hey amlalriie your horse is beautiful i AM jealous!!

Pocket - 8 yr old, 15.1hh Thoroughbred Mare
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post #9 of 136 Old 12-15-2010, 08:27 PM
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I thought I bought my horse for a lot but I "didn't care" about the money as I wanted him out of that place as soon as possible as he was just basically rotting away. I knew he had a lot of potential but nobody would pay any attention to him whatsoever. Now that I put him to training everybody's telling me I would not get such an awesome horse for such a price ever again (and maybe not even for much higher). He's not really young and never had any training done in his life so people around him thought "alright, let's just somehow have him until he dies or some wacko buys him" but now that somebody actually does invest the time and money into him, he blossoms so fast I'm not able to catch up anymore. Every day I see him working with our trainer I can't believe my eyes! Half a year ago I would teach him that trotting with a person on is not a disaster and now I'm ashamed to ride him because he's just so good, much better than me. I know that in the end he'll be teaching me. He's so beautiful, extremely clever, gentle and sensible, such a fast learner and a willing soul, everything you could ask for. I'm sorry I don't want to say the exact amount I paid but it was a few thousand euros (he's a friesian). As of now I'm not planning to ever sell him even for 1 million however IF I'll ever be forced to (due to an injury or similar complication) there's no way I'd sell him for as much as I bought him. Not because I want to make money on him, but a) I have invested quite a sum in him already b) as long as I can influence it I'll never allow him to end up in a similar place with similar people as I bought him from.
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post #10 of 136 Old 12-15-2010, 08:28 PM
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i got marco for free as a 5yo off the track, for about a year. he's quiet, got sooo much potential and retains EVERYTHING he's learnt like he's known it his whole life, like you would teach him to rein back and then not ride for a week get on him and ask him to rein back, it's like he didn't get have a break!! oh and he's cute :) if i was to sell him at the end on next year i could get thousand s for him :)

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